More and more "regular" people are finding their voices, and lo and behold, they are rejecting liberal policies that have been shoved down their throats for years.

Even in Jerry Brown's California, where for years folks have surrendered to the loony left, we are seeing push back and an outright repudiation of a left-wing fundamental principle that illegal immigrants have rights too. Southern Californians are rising up against Brown and his sanctuary state law, and resentment of the law is spreading like wildfire. Reminds me of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Only a week after the Los Alamitos Town Council voted to defy the sanctuary state law as unconstitutional, the Orange County Commissioners are considering a challenge to the law, as are the communities of Yorba Linda, Buena Park, Huntington Beach and Mission Viejo.

Orange County, once a conservative bastion, turned sharply left in recent years and backed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in 2016.

The Los Angeles Times says Texas and more than a dozen other states got behind Trump yesterday and filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging California's sanctuary law.

The truth about the left is emerging, and the painful reality its leaders are learning is that the public is not in sync with much of their progressive agenda. Sanctuary policies and others are often implemented without a vote of the public.

For years, many voters have withdrawn from the process, feeling helpless to stop change they cannot support. The rise of the Trump era has given new hope to many disenfranchised citizens who have begun to learn that you can fight city hall, and you don't have to accept the status quo.

Here's hoping the rebellion lasts through the 2018 midterm elections and beyond, and emboldens more and more Americans to fight for what they thought was lost and gone forever.


Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. 

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